What’s up with new supermarket plans in Pomona, Tappan? – The Journal News

If all goes as anticipated, a pair of new supermarkets will debut at opposite ends of Rockland County in 2021.

Here’s an update on redevelopment proposals in the towns of Ramapo and Orangetown.

The Stop & Shop at Pacesetter Park in Pomona is closing Aug. 13, to be replaced by Evergreen Kosher Supermarket.

Pomona

With the Pomona Stop & Shop poised to close in a matter of days, plans for its replacement are in the pipeline.

The supermarket in Pacesetter Park on Route 202 is slated to close Aug. 13 and its employees will have an opportunity to transfer to the chain’s other locations, according to a company spokesperson.

Stop & Shop said earlier this year the Pomona store “was not meeting financial expectations.”

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Evergreen Kosher Supermarket, whose principals also are partners in the shopping plaza itself, will be replacing Stop & Shop with a 38,000-square-foot store and creating new retail space as well. None of the existing tenants will be affected. 

Evergreen has an app for online ordering, delivery and curbside pickup and is already serving customers in the Pomona area, Levine said. The new location will make it easier to accommodate those shoppers and add others, she said.

While the kosher market’s arrival signals the neighborhood’s growing number of Orthodox Jewish residents, Levine stressed that the Pomona Evergreen would cater to the needs of the community as a whole.

“The store will serve all demographics in the area and we hope they’ll welcome us,” she said.

Eileen Grossman shops at Evergreen Kosher Market in Monsey March 22, 2018.

Tappan

The proposal for a discount grocery supermarket in the Tappan Plaza is working its way through Orangetown’s approval process.

The application for a free-standing building for a Lidl supermarket received preliminary subdivision and site plan approval from the Planning Board in June, according to plans filed with the Orangetown Building Department.

The proposal, which is being developed by Lidl and the plaza’s owner, Benbrooke Tappan LLC, now heads to the town’s Zoning and Architectural Review boards before seeking a final blessing from the Planning Board.

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Lidl, which started in Germany in 1973, opened its first store in northern New Jersey earlier this year.

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